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Agios Nikolaos, Gournia, Kritsa

€ 1,060 per night
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Aghios Nikolaos is 65 kilometres east of Crete’s capital, Heraklion. The town dominates the south western curve of the beautiful Mirambello Bay, on the north coast of Lassithi Prefecture in eastern Crete. Its lake is one of the town’s most charming features. An ancient legend says that the ancient Greek goddesses, Athena and Artemis, bathed in its waters. It is connected to the sea by a short channel, while its natural surroundings of red rock and trees attract the visitor through their unusual topology. A walk around the broad array of artisan and family owned shops of Aghios Nikolaos is a delightful experience.

The archaeological site of Gournia is located on the road from Aghios Nikolaos to Ierapetra and Sitia, past Pachia Ammos. Gournia is the most characteristic of the excavated medium-size settlements, dated to the period of the peak of the Minoan civilisation (Late Minoan I period: 1550-1450 BC). It is called the “Pompeii of Minoan Crete” because of the good state of preservation of many of the buildings and artifacts discovered there. The ancient name of the site is unknown. Scholars are still working hard to decipher the ancient Minoan script which we call, simply because it has as yet not been de-coded and is Europe’s first, Linear A.

Kritsa is located 11 kilometres inland from Agios Nikolaos. Kritsa is a traditional village with old houses and narrow streets on the north side of the Lassithi (also called the Dikti) mountains. Its people proudly retain the old Cretan customs and traditions. It is considered one of the most important centres of Cretan folk and weaving art. It is a unique community of people with their own cultural progression, their own traditions and their own particular dialect of Cretan Greek.

During the course of this excursion, in Kritsa our vehicle will stop at a traditional Cretan taverna for a light lunch, a selection of Cretan meze. Water and soft drinks are included.

From Kritsa, the excursion returns to your starting point.

 

Note: The price for this tour is for the vehicle with a capacity of from 12 to 19 people as participants. Contact us for pricing and arrangements if your group size is of fewer or a greater number of people. If you would like to start or finish this tour in any other place on the island other than in the city of Heraklion or the Aghios Nikolaos area, please contact us for prices and arrangements in that regard.

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Property Price
Price per night: € 1,060
Property Address
Address: Heraklion or Aghios Nikolaos area
County: Heraklion or Aghios Nikolaos area
State: Crete
Country: Greece
Property Details
Property ID: 4078
Property Size: 12 m2
Property Lot Size: 19 m2
Property Features
Kitchen
Internet
Smoking Allowed
TV
Wheelchair Accessible
Elevator in Building
Indoor Fireplace
Heating
Essentials
Doorman
Pool
Washer
Hot Tub
Dryer
Gym
Free Parking on Premises
Wireless Internet
Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Suitable for Events
Non Smoking
Phone (booth/lines)
Projector(s)
Bar / Restaurant
Air Conditioner
Scanner / Printer
Fax

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